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effect. what we're looking at in ocean city, emergency management personnel has been talking to us. we have a tropical storm warning. winds will be going about 40 miles an hour, feeling some gusts between 50 and 60 miles an hour. the waves will build later on today, to about 10 feet. of course the waves tomorrow, will increase. we'll be looking at 15 feet or. so tropical force winds, we'll be seeing rains, one to two inches of rain. rough surf, obviously, we'll see minor street flooding. all of that will happen between 3:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on friday. so tonight, around 7:00, emergency management and the mayor have talked to me and said that around 7:00 tonight is critical for them. they'll take a look at how hurricane earl is affecting north carolina and the other coasts and how it will head here. that's a critical time for them. they'll talk to us around 1:00 today. we'll meet with emergency management personnel again. we'll let you know what happens. don harrison, back to you. >> our area looks like it's going to miss the brunt of this storm, the coast guard and maryland national
. taking a break from domestic concerns to talk about u.s. efforts to bring peace to the middle east and stability to iraq and afghanistan and then sit down with the leaders of china and japan. although last night this was the scene. hecklers greeded the president at a gray rights fundraiser. some shouted at him. others yelled he is not doing enough to repeal the military don't ask don't tell policy. the president eventually told them to go shout at republicans. >>> part of the new health care law kicks in today. it's been six months since the president signed the landmark bill but the future of health care reform is still unclear. matt acland joins us live from capitol hill with more on our big story today. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of this legislation will be implemented today or this week and this issue is becoming debated once again. we heard about it six months ago and now we're starting to hear about it a lot again. the reason why, the elections are just around the corner. the republicans are saying this is a wrong move for the president. he should ha
was found in a piece of luggage, cbs news correspondent bob orr joins us this morning with the latest. bob, good morning. >> good morning, erica. we can say the holiday weekend is off to a tense started with the latest airport scare in miami. authorities tell us everything is getting back to normal. but for seven hours overnight, four of miami's six terminals were shut down. airport roads in the vicinity were closed, passengers were all ordered evacuated and bomb squad technicians moved in. it started around 9:00 with a security officer spotted something in a checked bag, the luggage screening area, where all the bags are put through explosive detection machines. police went out and located the owner of the bag and took that passenger into custody. now we're told the person is expected to be released and may have been released already. while officials will not say exactly on the record what was found, we're led to believe it was not dangerous. for you, the good news is that this evacuation happened during nonpeak hours overnight. not that many flights were effected. there could be residual
. robin is starting hers a little early. it's nice to have elizabeth vargas here with us. welcome back from your vacation. >> thank you. we left as the sea was churning. you could see hurricane earl. >> it's going to define labor day weekend for so many on the east coast. 26 million in its path right now. luckily, for a lot of us in the northeast, it's losing some of its steam. it's now a category 2 storm. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense o
. but they do extend, big waves for many miles. the eye of the storm is disappearing on us. we could be undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle and that may not have time to fully wind back up. now the waves are probably the biggest story with this storm. the beach erosion is going to be incredible. we have 14-foot waves off of hatteras, 13-foot waves off of wilmington. the wave action is going to be incredible going all the way up the east coast to cape cod during the day tomorrow. hurricane warnings cape cod, hurricane warnings from virginia beach southward to just outside of jacksonville, north carolina near camp lejeune. as far as our commuter models go, everything is taking it offshore at this point. the only close call is out there at nantucket, martha's vineyard, chatam. it should be a category 3 and then a category 2 by the time it's south of new england, weakening to a category 1 as it impacts either down east maine, they're probably going to get hit good saturday morning. the tropical storm force winds, the worst where stephanie is located, and then as everyone drives to wo
headed across a very large swath of the u.s. coastline. it's got a lot of people worried. >> that's right. right now we're going to update you on exactly where hurricane earl is and where the track of hurricane earl is expected as the day moves on. first, though, a quick update on a security breach that happened at miami's airport. this was earlier this morning. the feds are now confirming that a passenger was taken into custody and that the bomb squad was brought in after a suspicious item was spotted in the baggage screening area. we have our john zarella on it. he's going to be joining us live with the very latest on this investigation in a few moments. >> first let's get to hurricane earl making its move up the east coast. the category 2 storm has weak epd now. it still poses a threat. right now earl is centered about 100 miles off the coast of cape hatteras, north carolina. storm warnings and watches stretch all the way to canada now. >> and hurricane earl is barrelling up the eastern seaboard, as you can see from the track here. it puts eastern long island as well as new england in
unemployment. you are looking at relatively years of that high level. bill: you come on tv and tell us you don't want to be mr. doom and gloom, i'm throwing you a lifeline today. >> i'm actually optimistic about the economy going forward. you are going to have on your program, you are going to have a prediction the republicans win big in november. if that happens, you look forward to the state of the economy, you could see a return of some con if i den in the economy. you could see that. bill: because vote were would see washington slowing down? >> business will be able to say -- there will be no big spending programs. we'll get certainly on regulations and taxes. the $2 trillion held by big companies on the sidelines. if they return to con if i den the economy will expand, that money will come off the sidelines and go into the economy and we'll expand. i'm optimistic of a republican sweep. bill: i'm going to give you a gloom and doom in quotes today. i'll cut you a break. martha: i have some upbeat news for you. september started off pretty darn good. the dow joins industrial posting its bigg
the guns that the suspect had have now been told to us to be starter pistols. starter pistols. the kind of pistols people use when they set off a race or a track meet or something like that. the pipe bombs that he had attached to his body, they're said to be lethal. they searched that suspect's house in wheaton. they said they found four more devices which they removed from the house and safely detonated. little by little, we're learning more and more about how this hostage incident played out. this is what the lobby of the discovery building looked like today after that police takedown of a suspect in the hostage situation. it all came down yesterday around lunch time. 1:00 p.m. police descend on the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. an armed man takes three people hostage. chief tom manger said he had a feeling it was not going to end well. >> he had a wide range of emotions. he was up, he was down, he would come down a little sometime. we weren't making progress. >> reporter: the suspect, james jay lee, threatened to kill the hostages, threatened to kill hims
daughter said i want it to hit us. i have a house. my roof is going to blow off. somebody has to pay for the roof. >> reporter: that is not good. back now live, the bars are closing a little bit earlier and the situation here a little bit quieter than it usually is on a labor day weekend. but i actually talked to folks who had evacuated from north carolina. they're staying up here a little wadz. they were mad -- ways. they were mad about that. i said think about katrina and the people that stayed behind there. it wasn't good for them. derek back to you. >> thank you, bruce. >>> now we're going to travel north to ocean city, maryland where emergency workers say they are prepared as they should be as earl creeps closer to their coast. our scoot broom is there. >> reporter: tonight they're waiting for the storm and should they stay or should they go. >> the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations from keeping the surf to destroy the boardwalk as earl pushes close. >> i'm kind of excited. >> we're definitely going to stay. >> yes. >> reporter: people in ocean city
't be swept away by the surf. the mayor spoke to us after one of his daily briefings by the emergency management team. >> the beach is going to be rough. the surf, we are going to see erosion. we are going to keep people out of the surf. beach patrol will be on duty at 5:00. the beach is open. we are restricting access to the surf. we will continue to do it throughout the day and theÑi >> reporter: you are looking live at a kite on the ocean city beach showing the innovation of some of the visitors. if you are given lemons, make lemonade. the mayor says that he believes the storm will be passing by 5:00 tonight. as you can see, the wind and rain returned. we are gettingxd conditions as d as they have been as we are broadcasting to you live on midday news 4 at 11:00. it's the situation here in ocean city. >> looks like a good day for kite flying. i can see a kite flying behind you, chris. >> reporter: they have had a couple out here. you know, we have people enjoying the day, the natural wonder of it all coming out. it's especially good it's not followed by days of cloudiness and rain
there taking away alet lane. >>> at the top of the hour it is all the about hurricane earl. as howard told us the storm is moving by the outer banks. this is what it looks like in atlantic beach, north carolina. a lot of towns were evacuated ahead of the storm. the delmarva is bracing for a brush with earl later this afternoon. how are things looking right now? >> well, we somewhere are just starting to feel the tropical afcs. the wind has picked up. close to gale gale force. an the winds off the ocean has a tropical feel. so we know something is close but as howard reported really primetime for earl on the delmarva peninsula is yet to come. probably in the mid to late morning. although officials here in ocean city think it will be over by 3:00. even so, this has been an exercise in preparedness. the big gates on the sea walls slammed shut. the final preparations for keeping a menacing surf from destroying the boardwalk as earl pushes close. >> i'm excited actually. >> we're definitely going to stay. >> reporter: they put up fencing to prevent drifting sand from burying parking lots an the bo
that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing and reacting. >> they talk about nor'easters usually affecting ocean city more than a hurricane. there is more than 100,000 people in ocean city. in the the fall when they get the nor'easters there is a lot fewer people there. they have a lot of police out. we're watching officers drive up and down the boardwalk all morning long but there still have been a lot of people checking out earl. >> ocean city police ordered people off the beaches. strong winds begin to batter the maryland coast. >> i don't think it is bad t
kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are staying through the labor day weekend. we're happy to
that that house was being used to stash large amounts of marijuana to be sold by gilmer and her co-defendant darryl bellard. now the state's attorney office is revealing how bellard was related to the children he is charged with murdering. neither darryl bellard nor tkeisha gilmer spoke during the hearing but both had plenty to say to police on the day the murders. a detective testified bellard was at the home when police arrived to find the bodies of 38-year-old dawn brooks, 41-year-old mwasiti sikyala and brook's two children, a 3 and 4-year-old. all four had been shot to death. corporate michael delaney questioned gilmer. he said gilmer told police she and bellard drove from texas to sell marijuana in maryland and stashed it in the house. when they returned, dawn brooks told them someone had come and taken the drugs from the home. the detective says gilmer told him bellard was enraged and searched for the drugs from the debris filled home. they got two guns, came back in, and according to gilmer, bellard shot all four. her lawyer argued the confession had been coerced, saying gi
is on the boardwalk there. tell us about what happened and what is going on now. >> topper, just like you predicted, we wasn't from stormy conditions to a beautiful afternoon in a very short period of time. although earlier today, at the peak of the storm, there were a few dramatic moments for people on the beach and for buys with the u.s. coast guard. but as earl is on the way out of here, on the spot where we are standing here, it was the sea wall that saved the boardwalk. where there used to be peach, hurricane-tossed oceans slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. >> i love it. doesn't bother me a bit. >> reporter: because has hard for the beach patrol which is on duty to keep people off of flooded beaches. >> we don't want people out there because they can be knocked down and swept away. >> reporter: the surf measured ten to 12 feet high. for a perspective, the coast guard sent out boats to patrol an the master chief on the mission brought this video back. they trained for trouble. at ocean city's inlet, earl was like a celebrity guest with his own paparazzi, everyone with a camera or cell
city. and man wale gale us has more. but first, let's go to adam may. >>> you name it, we have seen it here in ocean city. started rainy. then it was greery. now, it's sunny. big waves making for dangerous water conditions. >>> at the height of the storm, giant waves slammed into the beach. >> waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie. >> reporter: dangerous riptides prompted officials to prohibit swimming for a second day in a row. but some risked it anyway. >> it's crazy. >> one man was even arrested for skinny dipping with hurricane earl. there was no -- there there were no serious rescues at all during the hurricane. and it was almost like a tourist attraction, drawing people to the beach to see waves they've never seen like this in their lifetime. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> reporter: the mayor says hurricane earl could have damaged beach front businesses, if not for a million dollars spent every year on beach front projects. they keep the dunes high and the water where it belongs. >> there were a lot of properties on the ocean f
hurricane, winds us0 miles-an-hour. it is fewer than 160 miles from cape hatteras, north carolina. the storm is expected to pass near the outer banks within the next few hours packing hurricane force winds that extend 70 miles from the storm's center. nasa has been using photographs for the last four days. you can see how the storm has been growing and rolling closer to the coast and closer to north carolina. the first strong bands of rain have already started to hit outer banks of north carolina. it is hit and miss you know how those bands go. today police went door-to-door to make sure everybody had received evacuation notices because the state's governor warned once the storm hits folks who decided to stay are pretty much on their own. we have extensive team fox coverage throughout the night. rick leventhal on the east end of long island in montauk. monitoring the storm, first jonathan serrie in north carolina. i'm told the winds are come and go? >> reporter: they are indeed. the winds are picking up and continue to pick up at a slow, but stable pace. you said it was hit and miss as far a
hill. good to have you with us this morning. >> talk about a big storm. this is a really big storm. it is the size of california. >> yes. >> that's how big earl is. at 1997 on the west coast, all eyes are on earl. it brought rain and dangerous wind gusts as it brushes up the eastern seaboard. >> at this hour earl is centered east of ocean city, maryland. top winds now at 105 miles an hour. it is moving north at this point towards long island and towards cape cod and all those areas are bracing for the impact. >> we have reporters up and down the east coast this morning from north carolina to massachusetts. and we start with cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella in kill devil hills, north carolina, where they have been feeling earl ought night long. good morning, kelly. >> hours, yes, good morning, harry. for hours and hours and hours and as you can see here, the strong winds and heavy rains are still coming in waves here along north carolina's outer banks. this after a long nerve-racking night as earl brushed up along the coast. hurricane earl battered north carolina's coast with s
area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? . >>> we have a huge store barreling in on the east coast but you have surprises in the forecast. >> yeah, we may have minimal ams around here. i know your dad is concerned. >> very concerned. >> one to three foot storm surge is all we will get an here. >> he was worried 25 in one to three. that's it. it will be hot again. no problems except the heat. this morning we will start with the momslikeme.com bus stop forecast. kids want to wear shorts again? let them. it will be plenty warm to start. 60s and 70s and we are climbing to the mid-90s again. we have been there all week. t 1 by noon and t 2 for the drive home. 3:00 and 4:00 is when we hit our high for the day. tonight, clear to partly cloudy, little muggy. 665 to 75 with light winds and then storm hazy sub. high clouds from earl. highs an 90 with a northwest wind at ten and head to annapolis and could be 20, 25 an by ocean city could be
. once the squall lines come in, you can see the water literally was 20 yards become away from us, and now just coming back up. in fact this is gary, the weather watcher that i've been e-mailing back and forthwith for years. we just met today. >> we had something planned back in february, but the blizzards came. >> reporter: that's right. what do you think of the storms so far? >> i thought it could have been a little better. >> reporter: we're here dressed up and somebody's jogging behind us. that's dedication. >> i thought it would be better than this. if that rain band makes it in -- >> let me clarify better for a weather watcher means worse for everybody else. gary pointed this out. if you can see that off in the distance, there are two boats. we're trying to figure out because they are going out in tandem. we think those are coast guard looking for something because they are there together and been sitting in the same spot for roughly the last 10, 15 minutes. we're getting pounded with the little sand, which are like bbs. that right there if you heard it is a 31 mile-per-hour
news at noon, on your side. >> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. we begin with the latest on hurricane earl. it is losing steam as it swirls off the coast. it is not a category one storm. but the heavy rain and winds -- it is now a category one storm, but the heavy rain and winds have caused a stir. coastal communities are not out of the woods just yet. we go live to atlantic beach, north carolina, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves con
face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point seems to be saying the right things but the details are where this process typically begins to fall apart. now, all of the major players did gather last night peacefully at the white house for this dinner. they're starting the gathering standing side by side. you see the president walking up to the podium. president obama was flanked by all the key players in mideast peace calling for the israeli and palestinian leaders to set aside their differences. >> we must ask, do we have the wisdom and the courage to walk the path of peace? >> well, the answer is not so easy. especially in the wake of two attacks this week on israelis carried out by hamas. still, the process moves forward with the goal of creating a palestinian sta
in oc she's live to tell us what the tourists are doing after earl is long gone. >> reporter: people are showing up o think earl who. one thing you can see for sure are these tidal pools they got pretty deep at noon as the waves started rushing in. this crud along to see wall you can sea how high the water actually got. the tidal pools and rough dirt that's all you can see from earl. people here are ready to put this whole thing behind them. they want to match on with their behind weekend as for earl they have got two words, good riddance. in ocean city labor day weekend is your chance to get that last taste of summer. through at thrashers on the boardwalk a little storm named earl means there aren't as many people looking for a pilot. up and down the boardwalk business owners and vacationers are both ready to give earl the boot so they can get back to celebrating the last break for summer. >> i'm sure people will be out and about. >> reporter: you know what's not fun buying a house in the middle of this mess. amy was supposed to be that today. >> everything got canceled. >> repo
for surging waves and riptides, but i want you to bring in this one graphic. there is, would you tell us -- there is, without question, keep in mind, this is the second largest weekend down in ocean city. bethany, rehoboth, extrap they 8 that to ocean city, new jersey, cape may. and we are going to have another bout of big waves. this surge moving right against the coast. that's going to mean rip currents. and we may not be out of that scenario until we get to monday. skies will clear out clearly in baltimore by late afternoon. certainly ocean city during the overnight. we're going to have a dynamite weekend. we may have, if people don't use their brains, a redo of the 250 rescues in ocean city last saturday. i think this is a back story that is going to become a headline story here over the course of the next three days, if people are not careful. so we move the storm out, then we get ready for labor day weekend. meteorologist tim williams is what will be refreshing conditions coming up shortly. now, back to you. >>> north carolina was spared what could have been a major blow from earl.
.j., who will be taking over for us now. i got that in because i can hear you today. >> oh. that's great. improvement over yesterday. apparently the audio people were -- tack off on their vacation early. ali, looking forward to having you back here in atlanta. you enjoy your weekend. >> have a good one. >> hello to you all. i'm t.j. holmes sitting in for krya phillips. we are talking about earl. this thing is still a massive storm. not as massive yesterday. it smacked the outer banks of north carolina now. cape cod could now be the next target. we have team coverage for you right here. let you know what this storm could possibly do to your holiday weekend as well. also, scary moment in miami. the airport had to be shut down for a bit. parts of it at least because of a pipe bomb scare. shut the airport down. we just got the new numbers. jobless rate went up when the month of august. there's still more to dissect in the new jobs numbers and will certainly do that for you right here. let's start with earl. it is east-northeast of north carolina's outer banks now. it is now a category 2 stor
is joining us live from the maryland resort town. the storm could have had an impact on the holiday week but looks okay, scott. >> reporter: it is a dramatic difference right now. the sun is out. the boardwalk is crowded with people. it is as if earl wasn't hanging around at all today. the peak of the storm was 1:00 this afternoon. about four hours ago, exactly at this spot. look at what it looked like. where there used to be beach, hurricane tossed ocean slammed against the sea wall in ocean city. how does it look to you out there? >> rough,. >> reporter: rough. very dangerous. >> reporter: here's the same spot on the beach 24 hours ago. today it is a potentially lethal place to billion precautions including locking the city's sea wall gates paid dividends. it was a lot of curiosity for visitors who decided to stick around to see what earl would bring. >> they called everyone off the beach. i guess they are afraid they will be swept away or something. >> they could be knocked down, swept away. >> reporter: the good news the ocean doesn't look inviting and people will stay out. tomorrow
duty to vote. >> voting early is the same process we are used to on election day. it is the same electronic voting machines and the same check-in process. the only difference is where you vote. >> they do not go to the regular precinct. >> to find an early voting polling place, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> early voting for the primary election runs through thursday, september 9. there will be no voting on sunday. we have posted a link to all the early voting locations on our website, wbaltv.com. just click on politics. >> even though private employers hired more people in the last three months, the unemployment rate went up because not enough jobs were created to absorb the growing number of people looking for work. the jobs report was not great, but it was reassuring enough for starks to jump this afternoon. -- for stocks to jump this afternoon. >> the good news going into this labor day holiday, private employers added 67,000 new jobs in august, making a double-dip recession seem less likely. the bad news, unemployment went up any way to 9.6%, showing once again in the eco
center is open as the delmarva peninsula braces for the arrival. >> we want people to use common sense and be safe. there will be sunshine in ocean city tomorrow. >> the son is not shining yet, but the waves are pounding the maryland coast. they have been pretty big. the rip currents are dangerous enough that surfing is not allowed today and swimming could likely be restricted this weekend. the story really is the wind is picking up. we have seen some rain. the waves are impressive as hurricane earl is making its way up the eastern seaboard. reporting from ocean city, chris van cleve. >> thank you. >>> montgomery county pope urban search and rescue team will help parts of massachusetts deal with it. the team left late last night, activated by the federal emergency management association. team members are trained at rescuing victims trapped. >> new york and new england are getting ready for whatever the storm brings. it is still lashing n.c. with winds and rain. family schmidt has the latest. >> this is as it began to move past atlantic beach, n.c. last night, bus in the outer banks as
:00 a.m. friday. >> this storm is definitely going to zoom on by us. but passing by close to 150 miles offshore. winds are still a factor here. let's talk about them. southerly winds, as the storm starts to approach the mouth of the bay. the counter clockwise rotation will push as far up into northern baltimore county. the storm is going to generate tides, maybe 1 to 3 feet above average. the coastal flood advisories are in effect only until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. and it was pushed into the bay. eventually gets pushed out of the bay. starts to pull it out again. again, until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, the coastal flood advisories are in effect. >>> as far as the plot of this storm, all of the models keeping it well offshore. but again, tropical storm force winds, extend 205 miles out from the center of the storm. hurricane force winds extend about 70. even with the passing out that far, we're still going to see the impact along the shore. >>> first warning weather coverage continues with adam may, who is live in ocean city. where emergency plans are already under way. >> waters a
. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. most will be able to rebook or earn credits for future travel. you should check with your specific airline if you have questions. >>> amtrak has canceled all trains between new york and boston. it says there is electrical system damage from a tree faug outside a company property in connecticut. amtrak is also canceling as a precaution for the severe weather expected this evening from hurricane earl. while passenger were who have were on the trains earlier were taken back to their respective stations, right now there are no issues with amtrak trains in washington. >>> and people in new england have been preparing for a rough time with hurricane earl. our live team coverage continues with eric fisher in chatham, massachusetts. hello, eric. >> hello there. good evening. we've seen some changes here over the last couple days. beautiful sunshine. about 24 hours ago. now it is cloudy. the surf starting to build up. this is a little deceiving becau
of the storm, dodged a bullet is what she said to us this morning. no lives lost and what seems to be only minimal damage, obviously as you can see from here, some flooding. the main road was flooded for a couple miles because of a reverse storm surge. while the threat is over in north carolina, they are boarding up in new york, especially on long island. the eastern tip of it, officials in east hampton and other parts of long island are warning beach-goers that waves could reach as high as ten feet. so they say it is best to stay away from the water until the storm passes. in massachusetts, people are also getting prepared as earl approaches. while it's expected to remain off shore, it could still bring heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. forecasters have reduced the hurricane warning area for parts of the state. our coverage of hurricane earl continues with brianna keilar, live in ocean city, maryland. reynolds wolf tracking the laftest on the storm. brianna, you are at ocean city. we have been watching and talking to you since early this morning. i'm -- there you are. there is
a message to radical islam. >> it is time for us to stand up, confront terrorism. there is something very much wrong with or policies. -- with our policies. >> reporter: the vatican is calling this outrageous. the u.s. leaders say burning it could insight attacks -- incite attacks on american troops. hillary clinton says it goes against america's religious freedom. >> it goes against religious and political leadership. >> reporter: the church where jones preaches is tiny, only 50 people in the entire congregation. but he's getting plenty of attention. and some worry he's creating a big safety risk. >> we have a big football game coming in. all of these people. you're going to have all of these fanatics running around. you just don't know what is going to happen. >> jones is carrying a gun. he is also arming himself with a copy of the constitution which protects his right to free speech. >> the local gainesville fire department has turned down -- his application for a burn permit. but his lawyer says he is still within his rights to do this. >>> denise has more from the long-awaited report
had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind you would use going camping. the propane tank hz pipe with shotgun shells attached. i had pipe bombs that contained fireworks type explosive. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it -- i'll explode. >> reporter: the stand-off came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, prompting s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical evidence in the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control t
police are racing to answer one important question. thanks for joining us. i'm laura evans in for brian. >> i'm shawn yancy. police are working round the clock to piece together lee's final hours. they've found some key clues today, but that big piece is potentially still missing. did he have a car and, if, so what's in it? fox 5's roz plater is live on the scene with new information. >> reporter: police thought they had wrapped up an exhaustive search both inside and outside the discovery building here looking for explosives and have given it the all clear, but there are still key elements of this investigation they are trying to answer. police believe james lee acted alone but suspect he had a vehicle. montgomery county police spent hours searching this wheaton home from attic to basement. it's the last known address for suspected discovery gunman james lee and their search turned up more explosives. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. the investigators continue to look for
a few feet above sea level becomes sea level. >> earl didn't come to see us so we came down to see him. >> reporter: a few blocks away gary's 36-foot fishing boat is safe he's been checking the lines all day. he could have chosen to pull his boat out of the water. he says he feels fortunate that costly and time consuming measure wasn't necessary. >> i feel we got lucky. it stayed further to the east. so we got lucky. >> reporter: got a couple of people out here just checking out the surf seeing what it looks like they would prefer its if people didn't even walk in the water because potential for a large wave is still there. however that's going to get less and less as the evening goes on. by tomorrow they are hoping to reopen the beach fully. the only flooding we saw was in the inlet in parking lot. there was no flooding in ocean city. the parts you might think of philadelphia road it did not do that this time. we're going to talk about that and more coming up at 6:00 christian schaefer abc 2 news. >>> no big shocker to see those huge waves rolling necessity we knew all along that
england. the outer banks, they see a ton of storms. huge storms all the time. the trees and buildings used to it. eastern new england, the leaves are still on the trees and may do more damage out there on the cape. waiting for tonight to see how that plays out. radar, of the storm, ron in the last rain band from the storm and probably in sunshine in an hour or two. winds in delaware and maryland, no big deal. wildwood to atlantic city, gusting 20 to 30 miles per hour. so really the mid-atlantic not an issue. as the storm heads northwards, notice cape cod far to the east there. that's why it's going to see the stronger winds. rain showers moving up into new england and long island. you have to be out there on the end of long island to be hit by the storm. as far as the stormwise, a different view. hurricane warnings for cape cod. large waves are now arriving and that forecast path brings the storm closest to eastern new england right around 10:00 p.m. tonight for the reporters blowing in the breeze out there. i think we have escaped this one. it is underachieved. >> all right. bill karins,
the east coast. join us today at 4:00 for a live one-hour special tracking hurricane earl. we'll have live reports at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. tomorrow on good morning maryland starts one hour earlier, we'll be up at 4:00 a.m. and live team coverage will continue throughout the day. get the latest on hurricane earl on your website. abc2news.com. you can check up to the minute news, the homepage and everything there is to know about earl. click on the hurricane center. >>> a hostage situation at the headquarters of the discovery channel cable tv network in montgomery county ends with gunfire. james lee was armed with a gun and explosives when he walked into the building yesterday afternoon. he took several hostages for several hours. it ended with a sniper taking out the suspect. the suspect was shot by police officers. the device um, appeared to go off uh, the hostages, there were three hostages, all the hostages are safe. >> the hostages, two employees and a security guard weren't hurt in the four-hour standoff. >>> jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the three men accused of kill
. this is live for everybody to see tomorrow. we've got meteorologist jacob from weather bug here. tell us about the storm tracker. >> we have a mobile weather tracking unit that includes a hd camera, an mom at the, rain gauge and temperature censer. we're basically able to drive pup on the board walk and get data. >> he had to fight everybody off to get the keys to come by himself. >> reporter: we have a bet going on here. how high do you think the wind gusts will get tomorrow? >> i think we'll see wind gusts up to 62 miles per hour. you said 58. >> reporter: that's what we've got going on here. the wind is picking up a little bit. it's a matter of fact the storm itself is going to get cranking up as we head through day break tomorrow. high tide, close to 4:00. then we're talking about that issue with the closest path around sunrise. we'll get more coming up in just a bit. right now, kelly back to you in the studio. >> earl continues moving up the eastern seaboard. as we all though, storms like this are unpredictable. everyone at the shore are taking off all necessary precautions. crises, what
and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i don't know if you've seen the video from cape hatteras but they are getting battered pretty good down there. and expecting more of the same heading this way to mid to late morning in ocean city. i want to sh
for the weather. >> cool stuff for us this morning, not quite as cool as yesterday morning, but you will need a light jacket at this hour. the barometric pressure at 31.5. we will start out with sunshine this morning. it should stay dry during the day with a high temperature of 82 degrees later on today. so slightly warmer during the day today than yesterday. when we come back, we will check hurricane igor and the seven-day forecast. for now, to the news desk. >> overnight bp engineers began the final plugging of the leak in the gulf of mexico spill. >> jay gray has the latest from louisiana. >> engineers were set to begin the final pressure test on the deep water well. after pouring cement, scientists want to make sure the seal will hold more than 1,100 pounds of pressure per square inch. crew members are confident it will. in the final hours, there has been a sense of pride. >> the fact that it had done so much damage. it is the fact that we were able to help solve and fix something that so many people wanted and needed fixed. >> sealing the well won't solve the problem so many living on th
down shortly. the clouds have been back toward us keeping the temperatures at bay. in the low 80s. go to the radar and zoom in a little bit and you can see how the storm is moving in. it is almost even with cbs hictague here. i put the winds down with the radar. we will go to my night an you can see the storm had big winds. as we went through overnight they had more gusts. norfolk gusts of 28. through now, winds 32 hatteras, 22 norfolk. 28 ocean city. the winds mainly off shore. in fact this buoy here, north winds gusting to 38. that is east of fenwick island. that is where the heart of the heaviest winds are. still in ocean city with winds of 28 miles an hour and big waves it has been an impressive morning. scott, how's it going out there now? >> the story so far has been the surf. the winds have been relatively manageable, not much more than 2 -- 20 to 25 miles an hour. the beef is close -- the beach is closed because of the threat of rip currents. i'm standing in water here. this is unusual in ocean city. you don't see this but a few times a year an the water is almost up to the se
they wanted us to proceed. they asked us to keep him on the phone and keep him talking. the lunch hours was just ending when the gunman walk under to the discovery channel headquarters just outside of washington waving a handgun and ordering everyone in the lobby to stay still. we now know the suspect was james jay lee whose long list of demands included a change in discovery channel programming. as word of the hostage situation spread, nbc news producer called discovery channel general number. suddenly lee himself picked up the phone. >> no one has been shot. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it i'll explode. >> reporter: decided against reporting the conversation until the situation was over. while lee held three hostages at gunpoint most of the building's 1,900 employees were told to evacuate and did. including all the children in a day care center on the first floor. >> someone came to me, came to me and said, don't go into the lobby. there's some action goin
power. let's head to new jersey where mike tiabbi is standing by for us. what's the latest out there? >> reporter: the latest is that it looks like a nice kind of oily weather, but late afternoon. near miss, glancing blow, dodging a bullet, any of them work for the jersey shore, because while they were prepared for the worst, and a category 4 hurricane would have been the worst, it certainly wasn't the worse. it didn't even deliver the tropical storm winds you were talking about, it was about 40 miles an hour. it's just about high tide right now, as you look behind me, you can see the surge of the surf coming up on the beach further than it normally does, you see people walking out there, but there's really even been very little rain here, very little flooding obviously with very little rain and no worries at this point that the rain would cause any damage whatsoever. and some people have been ignoring those warnings about rip currents, the coast guard has just suspended the search for one man who disappeared off delmar just a little while ago and they recover the body of a man who d
standing at 9.6%. that is higher than anybody wanted to be. rebecca cooper lives at -- joins us live from the studio. >> it shows the eight straight month in which the numbers of new private-sector jobs went up. that did not stop unemployment from going up this month. president obama is vowing a new approach. it was not by much, but the new unemployment numbers to go up just enough for the bad news to overshadow the good news. the total unemployment is now at 9.6%. today, president obama was quick to point out that the economy was losing 750,000 jobs a month. today's jobs show deep private sector created 67,000 new jobs last month. that is more than analysts expected. more needs to be done, he said. >> that is why i am calling on congress to make passing a this -- a small business jobs bill its first order of business. >> president was asked -- the economy is moving in a positive direction. jobs are being created. they are not being created as fast as they need to. >> president obama at promised a new package of economic ideas. republicans say the president does not also extend tax cuts f
in less than two weeks. >>> ahead on "news 4 today." how nasa is using earl as an opportunity to learn things. >> we'll look at the damage earl has caused along the north carolina coast. >>> it's risky business, one store is not open yet and already getting a lot of attention in virginia. >>> a look ahead to the weekend as well as a check of the traffic. stay with u >>> hurricane earl is now pounding the outer banks with heavy rain and strong winds. the radar showing the center of circulation is 50 miles to the southeast of cape hatteras. right now, right at the nags head beach, they just had a gust over 60 miles per hour, getting very heavy rain. it should be raining in ocean city pretty soon. we are getting a few sprinkles around the metro area. light rain in the northern neck of virginia and on the lower eastern shore at this time. we'll have highs climbing out of the 70s where we are now to the upper 80s. maybe a little sun back this afternoon. there is a chance of a passing shower. great weather for the holiday weekend. a look into the next week in 10 minutes. >> ashley, how's tra
us know how things change throughout the morning. jonathan serrie is there at kill devil hills in north carolina. martha: from new york up to new england were expecting strong winds that could cause a lot of damage and injuries as well. fox filliate reporter andy fox filed this report. check it out. >> reporter: we have 45-55-mile-per-hour gusting winds. this is the most severe wind we have had so far. the sand is kick up. we have the surf. when just had a big wave couple and crash on the sand banks. that's the latest from here. highway 12 closed at bonner bridge. i think the wind just blew out my contact. it's in my eye but it's not on my eye. martha: hate it when that happens. make the best of a tough situation. when it goes from a 4 to a 2, people say, gee. and we have seen a tropical storm turn into a 2 hurricane. it's a very big deal. bill: we are waiting for a category 5 hurricane off the coast of jacksonville. in the hours before it strikes it drops from a 5 to a 2. we think the danger is past. it moves up the coast to north carolina and hangs there for a week and floods
to one in cash on hand. >> marilyn's first attempt at early voting began today. officials tell us they want went well. george is here with more on this. what kind of turnout did we have? >> pretty good, officials say. they were not sure exactly what to expect because voters are not used to going to the polls 11 days before election day. tonight we have the first card numbers on how this early voting experiment did the first timeout. >> doug and glory are two of the more than 12,000 who took advantage of the inaugural attempt at early voting on friday. it is the kind of turnout state election officials had hoped for. the last update was set by p.m. prince george's, baltimore, and anne arundel counties were the top turnouts. >> if the numbers they the same as they were today, we will reach that 20%. >> these and around a county candidates did not expect early voting to keep -- anne arundel candidates. >> i think it shows that a good decision was made in giving the voters that opportunity. >> doesn't favor one party chances of winning over another? >> that is tough to say. this is ma
no ray is can city for this weekend an the manager told us no cancellations that is the same sort of thing we have heard from cape may to ocean and mon mouth counties. the economic impact not likely to happen. today, as julie suggested, there is going to be a period of to uncertainty and discomfort in the mid-atlantic states. those winds that are going to be tropical storm-force, 40 miles an hour or so, will likely hit here, the wing span of the storm is wide enough 150 miles, feel the winds here. no hurricane-force winds, even though they have been an emergency disaster declaration meaning they can close roads and open emergency shelters, not likely to be called in, no major flooding suggested, not even all that much rain, the rain did just start about ten minutes ago just in time for this report. so going to get some effects from the storm but looks like new jersey's streak, not having a landfalling hurricane for 111 years will continue along the real jersey shore. kris? >> you talk about the 40-mile-an-hour winds, the obvious question is that strong enough to blow snooki over?
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